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Iso Roobertinkatu 18, Helsinki, Finland
(09) 640 584
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely food, friendly service, tired decor

I visited here with my partner on a holiday. The food was lovely. Very authentic and tasty. The service was great and the lady spoke perfect English. The food arrived in good time and was reasonably priced. My only negative would be the decor of the restaurant which all looked a bit tired and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I visited here with my partner on a holiday. The food was lovely. Very authentic and tasty. The service was great and the lady spoke perfect English. The food arrived in good time and was reasonably priced. My only negative would be the decor of the restaurant which all looked a bit tired and lackadaisical. However, still worth a visit!

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Naantali, Finland
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213 reviews 213 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I ate after work dish for 11 euros plus spring rolls for 6.50. The dish was nice portion of glass noodles with chicken. Service was quick and friendly enough and the food was alright. Nothing really fancy but still eatable.

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Helsinki, Finland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Well, worst together with the other Tamarins in the city. Same food almost every day. Spice they use the most is soy sauce and they use it so much you cannot really taste anything else. This will be my last visit to Tamarin.

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Rio de Janeiro
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116 reviews 116 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I just love this place. It is casual and always serves good, authentic Thai-food. Lunch buffet at 9,70€ and my preference is late lunch (until 18.00) for 11 €. Perfect chicken curry. The service is sometimes a bit clumsy, I guess, due to communication problems, but I can overcome that.. Recommended!

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Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Modest but nice place for a curry. Good value and unpretentious. Shy service... in a nice and unobtrusive way.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Tamarin serves the most authentic and tasty Thai food in Helsinki. Service is authentic and they even have ladyboys there (which makes it even more authentic). Have been there for lunch and dinner, and loved both.

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Ballerup, Denmark
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I was wandering about looking for a place with Asian food and stumbled upon Tamarin. I was actually really hungry so I ordered a small mango salad and a rice dish (semi hot with 2 peppers as a "warning"). The waiter asked if I wanted both together or separate, which I truly appreciated. Both dishes was brought to me rather... More 

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Mentone, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I've eaten in many thai restaurants, and this one perhaps tops the list. Excellent taste and presentation. Reasonable prices for Finland. I ate there twice. Their pad see ew is the best. I never saw any of the waitress smiling, saying a courteous word, or just being gracious to any customer. I congratulate them for their excellent food and the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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116 reviews 116 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Good option for late lunch which is served buffet style on most days until 18.00 for the price of 10 euros. Several options: curries, spring rolls, salads available.Casual place frequented by lunch quests particularly. No gourmet experiences but surely good value for the money. The service is a bit blunt, not the usual polite Thai-style. Smiles are not included.

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Hull
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

5 of us ate here on our last night in Helsinki. Very good selection of meals, especailly the mains. Between our group we had a 4 curries, 1 pad thai, 3 beers, 1 tea and 2 desserts and bill was 117 euros, so not too bad. Portions huge. Service ok, would probably return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Iso Roobertinkatu 18, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: (09) 640 584

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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